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25 Then came one and told them, of Galilee, in the days of the tax saying, Behold, the men whom ye ing, and drew away much people put in prison are standing in the after him: he also perished ; and temple, and teaching the people. all, even as many as obeyed him,

26 Then went the captain with were dispersed. the officers, and brought them d 38 And now I say unto you, Rewithout violence : for they feared frain from these men, and let them the people, lest they should have alone : for if this counsel or this been stoned.

work be of men, it will come to 27 And when they had brought nought : them, they set them before the coun-| 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot cil: and the high priest asked them, overthrow it; lest haply ye be

23 Saying, Did not we straitly found even to fight against God. command you, that ye should not 40 And to him they agreed: and teach in this name and behold, when they had called the apostles, ye bave filled Jerusalem with your and beaten them, they commanded doctrine, and intend to bring this that they should not speak in the man's blood upon us.

name of Jesus, and let them go. d 29 | Then Peter and the other f 41 | And they departed from the apostles answered and said, We presence of the council, rejoicing ought to obey God rather than men. that they were counted worthy to

30 The God of our fathers raised suffer shame for his name. up Jesus, whom ye slew and hang- 42 And daily in the temple, and ed on a tree :

in every house, they ceased not to t 31 Him hath God exalted with teach and preach Jesus Christ. his right hand to be a Prince and a

CHAP. VI.. Saviour, for to give repentance to f AND in those days, when the Israel, and forgiveness of sins. A number of the disciples was t 32 And we are his witnesses of multipled, there arose a murmurthese things ; and so is also the ing of the Grecians against the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given Hebrews, because their widows to them that obey him.

were neglected in the daily minis33 | When they heard that, tration. they were cut to the heart, and took/ 2 Then the twelve called the mulcounsel to slay them.

titude of the disciples unto them, f 34 Then stood there up one in and said, It is not reason that we the council, a Pharisee, named Ga- should leave the word of God, and maliel, a doctor of the law, had in serve tables. reputation among all the people, t 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ve and commanded to put the apostles out among you seven men of boforth a little space;

nest report, full of the Holy Ghost 35 And said unto them, Ye men and wisdom, whom we may apof Israel, take heed to yourselves point over this business. what ye intend to do as touching d 4 But we will give ourselves ihese men :

continually to prayer, and to the 36 For before these days rose up ministry of the word. Theudas, boasting himself to be f 51 And the saying pleased the somebody ; to whom a number of whole multitude : and they chose men, about four hundred, joined Stephen, a man full of faith and of themselves : who was slain ; and the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and all, as many as obeyed him, were Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Ti. scattered, and brought to nought. mon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas 37 After this man rose up Judas/a proselyte of Antioch ;

d.6 Whom they set before the g 4 Then came he out of the land of apostles: and when they had pray- the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Char. ed, they laid their hands on them. ran. And from thence, when his fa

f 7 And the word of God increas-ther was dead, he removed him ined ; and the number of the disci. to this land wherein ye now dwell. ples multiplied in Jerusalem great 5 And he gave him none inhely ; and a great company of the ritance in it, no, not so much as to priests were obedient to the faith. set his foot on : yet he promised C 8 And Stephen, full of faith and that he would give it to him for a power, did great wonders and mi- possession, and to his seed after racles among the people.

him, when as yet he had no child. g 9 Then there arose certain of 6 And God spake on this wise, the synagogue, which is called the That his seed should sojourn in a synagogue of the Libertines, and strange land; and that they should Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and bring them into bondage, and enof them of Cilicia, and of Asia, dis- treat them evil four hundred years. puting with Stephen.

7 And the nation to whom they 10 And they were not able to shall be in bondage will I judge, resist the wisdom and the spirit by said God: and after that shall they which he spake.

come forth, and serve me in this f 11 Then they suborned men, I place. which said, We have heard him f 8 And he gave him the covenant speak blasphemous words against of circumcision. And so Abraham Moses, and against God.

begat Isaac, and circumcised him 12 And they stirred up the peo- the eighth day; and Isaac begat Japle, and the elders, and the scribes, cob, and Jacob begat the twelve and came upon him, and caught patriarchs. him, and brought him to the council, la 9 And the patriarchs, moved with

13 And set up false witnesses, envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but which said, This man ceaseth not to God was with him, speak blasphemous words against 10 And delivered him out of all this holy place, and the law : his afflictions, and gave him favour

14 For we have heard him say, and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh that this Jesus of Nazareth shall king of Egypt ; and he made him destroy this place, and shall change governor over Egypt, and all his the customs which Moses deliver- house. ed us.

lg 11 Now there came a dearth 15 And all that sat in the coun-lover all the land of Egypt and cil, looking steadfastly on him, saw Chanaan, and great affliction; and his face as it had been the face of our fathers found no sustenance. an angel.

| 12 But when Jacob heard that CHAP. VII.

there was corn in Egypt, he sent fMHEN said the high priest, out our fathers first. I Are these things so?

13 And at the second time Jo g 2 And he said, Men, brethren, seph was made known to his breand fathers, hearken ; The God of thren : and Joseph's kindred was glory appeared unto our father made known unto Pharaoh. Abraham when he was in Mesopo- f 14 Then sent Joseph, and called tamia, before he dwelt in Charran, his father Jacob to him, and all

3 And said unto him, Get thee his kindred, threescore and fifteen out of thy country, and from thy souls. kindred, and come into the land 15 So Jacob went down into which I shall shew thee.

Egypt,and died,he, and our fathers,

16 And were carried over into of Madian, where he begat tm Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre sons. that Abraham bought for a sum 30 And when forty years weet of money of the sons of Emmor, expired, there appeared to him in the father of Sychem.

the wilderness of mount Sina, an 17 But when the time of the angel of the Lord in a flame of fire promise drew nigh, which God in a bush. had sworn to Abraham, the peo- m 31 When Moses saw it, he wet ple grew and multiplied in Egypt, dered at the sight; and as he drem

18 Till another king arose, which near to behold it, the voice of the knew not Joseph.

Lord came unto him, 19 The same dealt subtilely with t 32 Saying, I am the God of the our kindred, and evil-entreated our fathers, the God of Abraham, and fathers, so that they cast out their the God of Isaac, and the Goddi young children, to the end they Jacob. Then Moses trembled, ari might not live.

lurst not bebold. f20 In which time Moses was 33 Then said the Lord to him, born, and was exceeding fair, and Put off thy shoes from thy feet: nourished up in his father's house for the place where thou standes three months :

is holy ground. 21 And when he was cast out, f 34 I have seen, I have seen the Pharoah's daughter took him up, affliction of my people which is and nourished him for her own son. in Egypt, and i have heard their

22 And Moses was learned in groaning, and am come down to all the wisdom of the Egyptians, deliver them. And now come, I and was mighty in words and in will send thee into Egypt. deeds.

| 35 This Moses, whom they te f 23 And when he was full forty fused, saying, Who made thee a years old, it came into his heart to ruler and a judge ? the same dit visit his brethren the children of God send to be a ruler and a de Israel.

liverer by the hand of the angel 24 And seeing one of them suf- which appeared to him in the bust. fer wrong, he defended him, and g 36 He brought them out, after avenged him that was oppressed, that he had shewed wonders and and smote the Egyptian : . signs in the land of Egypt, and in

For he supposed his brethrenthe Red sea, and in the wilderness would have understood how that forty years. God by his hand would deliver t 37 T This is that Moses, which them : but they understood not. said unto the children of Israel. A

26 And the next day he shewed prophet shall the Lord your God himself unto them as they strove, raise up unto you of your breand would have set them at one thren, like unto me; him shall re again, saying, Sirs, ye are bre-hear. thren ; why do ye wrong one to 38 This is he, that was in the another?

church in the wilderness with the 27 But he that did his neighbour angel which spake to him in the wrong, thrust him away, saying, mount Sina, and with our fathers : Who made thee a ruler and a who received the lively oracles to judge over us?

unto us : 28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou 39 To whom our fathers would didst the Egyptian yesterday? not obey, but thrust him from g 29 Then filed Moses at this say- them, and in their hearts turned ing, and was a stranger in the land back again into Egypt.

40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us not your fathers persecuted ? and gods to go before us: for as for they have slain them which shewthis Moses, which brought us outed before of the coming of the of the land of Egypt, we wot not Just One ; of whom ye have been what is become of him.

now the betrayers and murderers : C 41 And they made a calf in 53 Who have received the law those days, and offered sacrifice by the disposition of angels, and unto the idol, and rejoiced in the have not kept it. works of their own hands.

54 | When they heard these t 42 Then God turned, and gave things, they were cut to the heart, them up to worship the host of and they gnashed on him with heaven; as it is written in the their teeth. book of the prophets, O ye house t 55 But he, being full of the Holy of Israel, have ye offered to me Ghost, looked up steadfastly into slain beasts and sacrifices by the heaven, and saw the glory of God, space of forty years in the wilder- and Jesus standing on the right ness ?

hand of God. g 43 Yea, ye took up the taberna- 56 And said, Behold, I see the cle of Moloch, and the star of your heavens opened, and the Son of god Remphan, figures which ye man standing on the right hand made to worship them: and I will of God. carry you away beyond Babylon. If 57 Then they cried out with a

44 Our fathers had the taberna- loud voice, and stopped their ears. cle of witness in the wilderness, as and ran upon him with one accord, he had appointed, speaking unto 58 And cast him out of the city, Moses, that he should make it ac- and stoned him: and the witnesscording to the fashion that he had es laid down their clothes at a seen.

young man's feet, whose name 45 Which also our fathers, that was Saul. came after, brought in with Jesus t 59 And they stoned Stephen, into the possession of the Gentiles, calling upon God, and saying, Lord wbom God drave out before the Jesus, receive my spirit. face of our fathers, unto the days 60 And he kneeled down and of David ;

cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay 46 Who found favour before not this sin to their charge. And God, and desired to find a taber- when he had said this, he fell nacle for the God of Jacob. asleep. 47 But Solomon built him al

CHAP. VIII. house.

C AND Saul was consenting unto 48 Howbeit, the Most High) A his death. And at that time dwelleth not in temples made with there was a great persecution hands; as saith the prophet, against the church which was at t 49 Heaven is my throne, and Jerusalem; and they were all scatearth is my footstool : what house tered abroad throughout the rewill ye build me? saith the Lord : gions of Judea and Samaria, exor what is the place of my rest ? cept the apostles. • 50 Hath not my hand made all f 2 And devout men carried Stethese things ?

Iphen to his burial, and made great c 51 | Ye stiff-necked, and uncir- lamentation over him cumcised in heart and ears, ye do 3 As for Saul, he made havock of always resist the Holy Ghost : as the church, entering into every your fathers did, so do ye.

house, and haling men and wo. 52 Which of the prophets have men, committed them to prison.

4 Therefore they that were scat- on them, and they received the tered abroad went every where Holy Ghost. preaching the word.

I 18 And when Simon saw that jf 5 Then Philip went down to the through laying on of the apostles' city of Samaria, and preached hands the Holy Ghost was given, Christ unto them.

he offered them money, G . d 6 And the people with one ac- 19 Saying, Give me also this cord gave heed unto those things power, that on whomsoever I say which Philip spake, hearing and hands, he may receive the Holy seeing the miracles which he did. Ghost. m 7 For unclean spirits, crying! 20 But Peter said unto him, Tay with loud voice, came out of many money perish with thee, because that were possessed with them: and thou hast thought that the gift of many taken with palsies, and that God may be purchased with mowere lame, were healed. . ney.

8 And there was great joy in that c 21 Thou hast neither part not city.

lot in this matter : for thy heart is f 9 But there was a certain man, not right in the sight of God. 4 called Simon, which beforetime in d 22 Repent therefore of this thy the same city used sorcery, and wickedness, and pray God, if perbewitched tbe people of Samaria, haps the thought of thine heart giving out that himself was some may be forgiven thee. great one:

t 23 For I perceive that thou art 10 To whom they all gave heed, in the gall of bitterness, and in the from the least to the greatest, say- bond of iniquity,

. ing, This man is the great power 24 Then answered Simon, and of God.

said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, 11 And to him they had regard, that none of these things which because that of long time he had ye have spoken come upon me.. bewitched them with sorceries. f 25 And they, when they had

12 But when they believed Phi- testified and preached the word of lip, preaching the things concern- the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, ing the kingdom of God, and the and preached the gospel in many name of Jesus Christ, they were villages of the Samaritans., de baptized both men and women. 18 26 And the angel of the Lord

13 Then Simon himself believed spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, also: and when he was baptized, and go toward the south, unto the he continued with Philip, and won- way that goeth down from Jerusadered, beholding the miracles and lem unto Gaza, which is desert. signs which were done.

If 27 And he arose, and went : f 14 Now when the apostles which and behold, a man of Ethiopia, an were at Jerusalem heard that Sa- eunuch of great authority under maria had received the word of Candace queen of the Ethiopians God, they sent unto them Peter who had the charge of all her trea and John :

sure, and had come to Jerusalem t 15 Who, when they were come for to worship. down, prayed for them that they 28 Was returning; and sitting might receive the Holy Ghost : in his chariot, read Esaias the pro

16 (For as yet he was fallen up-phet. on none of them : only they were l 29 Then the Spirit said unto baptized in the name of the Lord Philip, Go near and join thyself to Jesus.)

this chariot. t 17 Then laid they their hands 30 And Philip ran thither to him

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